Victoria Pendleton 'wants stopping before she hurts herself', says former jockey

After Victoria Pendleton was unseated on her first ride around a professional jumps track on Friday, some are calling for her to call off her Cheltenham Festival ambitions

Victoria Pendleton's hopes of riding at next month's Cheltenham Festival were dashed when she was unseated from her horse at Fakenham on Friday, and one horse racing great believes she should leave the sport altogether.

Former National Hunt Champion jockey John Francome, current analyst with Channel 4, says Pendleton is an "accident waiting to happen", with the general consensus appearing to be that the Olympic cycling champion was not ready to ride at one of horse racing's biggest meetings in March.

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